Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Video of Art Simon's Address at Historic Westminster College

Almost a year ago, Art Simon, founder of Bread for the World, was invited to speak at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.

Art was one of the keynote speakers at Westminster College's symposium entitled Global Health: Who Cares? on Sept. 22-23, 2009.

This is the same college where  ex-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave his famous "Iron Curtain" speech in 1946.  Former Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev revisited the topic during a speech in 1992  that basically "closed the curtain" on the Cold War.

Below is a video of Art's address.  Westminster student Derick Dailey, who is  a graduate of Bread's Hunger Justice Leaders program and a candidate for the Bread board, introduced Art.  (Kudos for Derick for taking a lead role in arranging the visit to this historic location!).

The invitiation for Art to speak came as he was completing a nationwide tour to promote  his book The Rising of Bread for the World

By the way, check out Art's bio on Wikipedia and his profile on the Bread website.

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